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Baby Clothesline Baby Shower Theme
by Christina Cermak

Putting together a baby shower theme doesn’t have to be difficult. Simple things like colors or even baby clothes can be a theme. Even though most modern moms use clothes dryers today, a baby clothesline baby shower theme is an adorable idea. Using a baby clothesline theme is perfect for any gender baby shower. There are quite a few clothesline baby shower favor ideas if you search online. You can also buy clothesline themed decorations or you can make your own.

If you are able to attach a piece of twine to a wall you can create the following decoration: tie bows at the end of the twine, leaving a loop to attach to the wall. Tape probably won't be strong enough to hold. Either use those removable hooks or tack it to the wall. Have 2-4 special people, such as grandmas, godmother, sisters, etc. buy a baby outfit. Use clothespins to attach it to the clothesline.

Decorate a Cake for Dessert – Ice your cake smooth. You will need an outline tip (#3 or 4), a star tip (#21) and a grass tip (#233). Use cookie cutters in the shape of baby clothes to make imprints on the cake. Use the outline tip in the color you are going to decorate the outfit to outline the imprint. Fill in the outfit using the star tip. Use the outline tip again to create a clothesline on the top of the outfits. Use a grass icing tip to create grass under the clothesline.

Decorate a Diaper Cake – Make or buy a plain diaper cake. Tie a slender ribbon, about ˝” wide, around the diaper cake. You can make a bow in the front of the back. Purchase smaller baby clothing, such as booties, caps, mittens, lap shirts, etc. Attach them to the diaper cake using clothespins. If you can find clothespins that are smaller than the standard wooden pins that would look better.

Centerpieces - use wicker bread baskets that look like wicker laundry baskets to hold fresh flowers, baby sock bouquets, or favors for guests. If you put fresh flowers make sure you use a plastic or glass bowl so the basket doesn’t get wet.

Baby Shower Game – Decorating onesies or lapshirts. This is my favorite activity. Set out one or two sets of fabric markers at each guest table or a designated decorating table. Each guest gets a onesie or lapshirt. Make sure you buy various sizes for these items. Let your guests create works of art for baby to wear. This activity is great if mommy to be is expecting twins or triplets.

Clothesline Game – hang at least 2 clotheslines or twine in the game area. Have an equal number of baby clothes for each player and clothespins. Players race to see who can hang up the most baby clothes first. Clothes can include cloth diapers, burp cloths, onesies, booties, etc. You determine how many winners there are. If you want one winner players keep playing against the last winner until only one remains.

Combine the baby clothesline theme with colors or baby icons. For example, pink and green clothes, a onesie party, or anything with teddy bears on them. With a little creativity you can take a simple baby shower theme and make it simply elegant.

Christina Cermak is a leading expert in baby shower ideas and has written a number of articles related to baby gifts, baby shower favors, baby shower games and so on. Please visit to read her other highly regarded articles or to view unique baby shower products.

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